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Yesterday's Tennessee


Jimmy Hart

February 24, 1998
Jackson Sun
Students write about Black History Month

LEXINGTON — Jo Ann Beal no longer teaches at Caywood Elementary School. As today's Living centerpiece says, cancer prevents it.

But when asked why it's important to celebrate Black History Month, Beal, 45, gave the answer of a teacher: "To educate," she said.

She's be proud of what's going on at her former school. Caywood recently head an essay contest in celebration of Black History Month. Of 63 essays, 12 received awards in the first round of judging.

Bright future

Below are some excerpts from some of those essays (minus a few grammar slips). The future may not be so bad after all

Other winners include: Megan McKeen, fifth grade; Landon Carter, eighth grade; Jamie Brown, eighth grade; Molly Beecham, fifth grade; Jennifer Pearson, fifth grade; Jesse Box, fourth grade.

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